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Another Lonely Christmas


single art for I Would Die 4 U

included on The Hits / The B-Sides

Song details


Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 28 November, 1984 - I Would Die 4 U single
Album(s): The Hits / The B-Sides
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Another Lonely Christmas was released as the b-side of the single I Would Die 4 U, the fourth commercial single to be released from Purple Rain, released worldwide. It was also included as the a-side on the promotional release Syndicate, available in Japan only at around the same time. In 1993, the track was included as the 17th track on The B-Sides compilation album.

Initial tracking took place on 18 February, 1984 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (five days after Noon Rendezvous, the day before recording Pop Life). Although credited to Prince and the Revolution, only Prince contributed to the track.

As the lyrics state "Last night, I spent another lonely Christmas", it is appropriate that the only time Prince has played this song live was on 26 December, 1984 in St. Paul, MN, USA.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
18 February, 1984 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Another Lonely Christmas 4:51 I Would Die 4 U single

Syndicate promo
The Hits / The B-Sides

Studio
Another Lonely Christmas (Extended Version) 6:46 I Would Die 4 U single Extended version Original full-length version



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Another Lonely Christmas is the only Christmas-related song Prince has released.

References
Another Boy All Songs Unreleased Songs Anotherloverholenyohead
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